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Luna Nuda

Luna Nuda
2016 Estate Grown, Pinot Grigio, Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99
Best Buy

Luna Nuda
2016 Estate Grown, Pinot Grigio, Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Straw color. Aromas of lemon soufflé, tart pear, and finger lime with a satiny, bright, dryish thin body and a polished, brisk slate and oregano finish with no oak flavor. A breezy Pinot Grigio quaffer for anytime sipping.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: lemon soufflé, tart pear, and finger lime
Taste Flavor: slate and oregano
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and in cocktails
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A breezy Pinot Grigio quaffer for anytime sipping.

The Producer

Blue Ridge Spirits

The Producer
3445 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 1175
Atlanta, GA 30326
USA
1 404-219-5072

Their Portfolio

82 Big 5 Silver Rum 40% (USA) $19.99.
83 Big 5 Gold Rum 40% (USA) $19.99.
90 Big 5 Coconut Rum 35% (USA) $19.99.
86 Luna Nuda 2016 Estate Grown, Pinot Grigio, Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT 12.5% (Italy) $12.99.
85 Luna Nuda 2016 Rosé, Italy 12.5% (Italy) $12.99.
89 Luna Nuda NV Prosecco 11% (Italy) $12.99.
96 Martin Miller’s Gin 40% (United Kingdom) $33.00.
97 Martin Miller’s Westbourne Strength Gin 45.2% (United Kingdom) $45.00.
93 Martin Miller’s 9 Moons Barrel Rested Gin 40% (United Kingdom) $57.00.

Pinot Grigio

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Pinot Grigio – aka Pinot Gris – has become one of Italy’s most popular white wines in America. Popular to the point of Indian, Greek and even Spanish restaurants offering at least one version on their wine list.

Truth be told, while Pinot Grigio in Italy can be an excellent wine – though hardly great – the typical version has little to offer save for some faint aromas of apple, pear and dried flowers. As Pinot Grigio has become a commodity, there are now hundreds, perhaps thousands of producers across Italy (and even some in America) that produce a simple, uncomplicated version that has little complexity or weight on the palate- the ultimate summer sipper.

However, producers in cool climates such as Friuli, Alto Adige and Valle d’Aosta (where it is usually referred to as Pinot Gris) do make excellent version, generally from high elevation vineyards that have twenty or more years of age. These wines have plenty of spice as well as richness and offer impressive complexity. Pair these finer examples with vegetable or seafood risotto, lighter poultry or pork medallions.